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Profile: Gamila originates from Alexandria, Egypt. She is the Managing Director and one of the founding members of The Language Editor. After completing her Egyptian A-levels (Thanaweyyiah Ammah) and German A-level conversion (Sprachdiplom der Kultusminister Konferenz) at the German School in Alexandria (Deutsche Schule der Borromäerinnen), Gamila obtained a BSc in Computer Science with minors in Electronics and Mathematics from the American University in Cairo.
She worked as a Systems Analyst and Designer for Procter & Gamble Egypt before winning a Chevening scholarship to do a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Computer Speech and Language Processing at the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge. As a Karim Rida Said Foundation scholar, she remained in Cambridge to complete a PhD in Information Systems and Organisational Behaviour at the Judge Business School (then the Judge Institute of Management Studies).
Gamila then held a postdoctoral position as Hewlett Packard Senior Research Fellow in e-learning, also at the Judge Business School. She then moved to the University of Bath to become a Lecturer in Information Systems at the School of Management.
Gamila then held the position of Visiting Professor at Griffith University's Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems where she later joined the School of Information and Communication Technology as a Lecturer in Information Systems. In 2010, Gamila returned with her family to the UK and settled in Shrewsbury. She became a Teaching Fellow and part-time Lecturer in Information Systems at the University of Bath's School of Management as well as an Associate Fellow with the Information Systems and Management Group at Warwick Business School.
Gamila is a Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.
She has supervised PhD, Masters, MBA and undergraduate dissertations. She was Associate (Journal) Editor for IT & People, Associate Editor for the International Conference on Information Systems and Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Information Technology for Development. She has also done a great deal of editing and reviewing work for numerous academic journals, conferences and organisations (some examples are listed below). She is Senior Editor for the Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries.
- Information Systems Journal (ISJ)
- Information Society
- MIS Quarterly (Special Issue on IS in Developing Countries - 2005)
- European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
- Academy of International Business (AIB)
- Information and Organization
- New Technology, Work & Employment (Special Issue on Gender Issues in the Digital Society - 2004)
- International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working group 8.2 (Organisational and Social Aspects of Information Systems)
- AMCIS Social Theory in IS Research mini-track, QualIT (Qualitative Information Technology) Conference
- International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working group 9.4. (Information Systems in Developing Countries)
- Asia-Pacific Decision Sciences Conference.